Messenger: Compass Colorado

Candidate: Cory Gardner

Contest: U.S. Senate

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: May 13, 2020

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This is the second mailer from Compass Colorado, touting that Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner "puts our healthcare first" and that "Colorado families can count on Senator Cory Gardner to deliver real results." The text is slightly different than the initial mailer, with somehwat different photos and background.

It tells the recipient to thank him by going to a website that is actually for a real estate business, not the Compass Colorado site, as in the original mailer.

The group also is running a Facebook ad with a similar message at a cost of about $2,000. It uses the correct website link.

Because it doesn't mention voting for Gardner in the November election, Compass Colorado doesn't have to disclose how much it spent on the mailer or where the money came from.

About the messenger:

Compass Colorado is a conservative nonprofit focused on fiscal and economic issues. Republican political consultant Andy George is the director of the group.

The messenger's money:

Because it is a nonprofit, Compass Colorado doesn't have to disclose it's donors unless it advocates voting for or against a candidate. Thus, it is a dark money group.